Friday, February 21, 2014

Homosexualities - Rev. Mario Bergner (Anglican Priest)

With all the recent controversy regarding the Divine Mercy Conference and Fr. Timothy Radcliffe O.P. and his views on homosexuality, I thought I would post this interview with Anglican Minister, Rev. Mario Bergner who had homosexual attraction but was healed through the power of Christ and is now married with five children and is an Anglican Minister who has a ministry to those who suffer with broken relationships called Redeemed Lives (link below).  Our Lord Jesus appeared to Mario as he lay suffering in bed with aids and said to him, ”I want to heal your whole person, not just your sexuality. Choose.” Mario's testimony is just over half way into the above video.

Above Youtube Video Link

Other links on Rev. Mario Bergner, his testimony and his ministry.

Rev. Mario Bergner's testimony also here:

His Ministry website here:  Redeemed Lives

And From the Catechism of the Catholic Church

Chastity and homosexuality
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual acts as acts of grave depravity,141 tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are intrinsically disordered."142 They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity. Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian perfection.

Let us pray for all involved with the Divine Mercy Conference, for all those who will attend and for obedience to the Truth of the Gospel and to the Teachings of Christ in the Church.   

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